Why a Career in Special Education?

Special Education is a career that is in high demand:
  • There are shortages of special educators in almost every state
  • Paticular demand exists for male and minority special educators
  • Special educators work across all ages and grades
A career in Special Education offers many opportunities:
  • To make a difference in the lives of a children
  • To work in different roles and in various settings
  • To provide leadership
  • To interact daily with committed professionals
  • To creatively use one's own talents in developing individualized approaches to instruction
  • To continue personal and professional growth
Special educators provide instruction and educational support through:stustudy
  • Team teaching with general educators
  • Consultation and collaboration with related service providers
  • Individual tutoring or small group instruction
  • Self-contained classrooms
Special educators are:
  • Intelligent
  • Knowledgable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Innovative
  • Organized
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Passsionate
The School of Education at W&M has several degree options in special education, including a 5 year Bachelor's-to-Master's degree, two Master's degrees, and a Doctoral program.  Go to http://education.wm.edu or graded@wm.edu for more information.